Kings favorite Kylie Odetta has released her new album on iTunes. We featured Kylie multiple times showcasing her songs and once again she delivered another cool track Waiting Game which can be heard here, and listen to the other song Maybe I’ll Stay. She is a masterful young singer-songwriter who has been called an old soul and penned over 200 songs. She has opened for Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, and Kellie Pickler.
Buzz Track: Eleven:11
Rapper PELL who hails from Jackson, Mississippi by way of New Orleans, has generated his own genre called “dream rap.” With features already in Fader and XXL for his track: Eleven:11, King’s latched on years ago after seeing “The Wild.” With an upcoming tour of 25 dates, Pell is an artist to watch.
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He didn’t play instruments, so he wrote every song by singing all the parts to tape. It’s mesmerizing.
This astonishing demo of “Beat It” is making its way around Tumblr thanks to the Michael Jackson fan blog Rhythm of the Tide.
“Beat It” Demo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeYw1bm53Y
It’s beautiful all on its own, but it’s also extremely valuable in how it gives us insight into how Jackson wrote and arranged so many hit songs on his own even though he was not particularly proficient at playing instruments.
Here’s Rob Hoffmann, a sound engineer who worked with Jackson, describing the singer’s process:
“One morning Michael came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. ‘Here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note,’ etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57.
Recently selected as the winner of Guitar Center’s National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, Jeff Campbell just finished and released a 5 song EP with Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks (Sheryl Crowe, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi). He performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and has performed at various venues including Rockwood Music Hall, World Cafe Live, Room 5, the Viper Room, and The Basement. You can view his Jimmy Kimmel performance here and listen to the track Steal Your Car.
The White Cherries is an electronic rock duo formed in Los Angeles by Mexican actress and model Fernanda Romero and musician-producer Abie Toiber. They are set to release their first EP which is mixed by Caleb Shreve (Phantogram, Ra Ra Riot, Late Guest at a Party). The White Cherries have performed at The House of Blues, as well as Hollywood coffee houses´s. Check out the track Liar.
The Blue Aces are an all girls rock/pop band from Orem, UT. The band was formed when the girls were just 9 and 11. They have a unique rock sound with pop elements, and claim some of their influences as Paramore, Sky Ferreira, Neon Trees, and Tegan and Sara. The band has performed in Salt Lake City at venues such as Kilby Court, The Depot, and The Complex. Check out the video and the song I Don’t Wanna Know that will come off their upcoming EP.
A buzz has been following 18 year old country singer Kaylee Rutland since we named her as one of Kings of A&R top 8 Emerging Artist. She was Billboard’s 10 Country Artists to watch in 2014, she is featured on the Renegade Radio Nashville New Faces of Country Page and was on the cover of BWD Magazine in February. Her video Into The Circle has hit over a million views on YouTube.
Electro-pop singer Kelly Sweet, a Kings favorite, recorded a remake of the Phil Collins song “In the Air Tonight“, which is featured in the promos for a new J.J. Abrams-produced NBC TV show called “Believe”. She also hit #5 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. In other news Kelly has also been doing top-line co-writing and featured vocals on tracks for a handful of buzzworthy EDM acts, including Dash Berlin (DJ Magazine’s “#10 biggest DJ in the world”), Punk Party, Kevin Wild, Michael Badal, and others.